The 16 Countries With The Smartest Kids

The 16 Countries With The Smartest Kids
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The National Center for Education Statistics have just released two interesting reports: the 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study & the 2011 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study.

Surprise, surprise, America actually did pretty well.

The study ranked fourth graders in the areas of math, science, and literacy. Here is the list of the top 16 countries with the smartest kids.

16. Sweden

Science score: 533
Math Score: 504
Reading and literacy score: 542

15. Hungary

Science score: 534
Math Score: 515
Reading and literacy score: 539

14. Czech Republic

Science score: 536
Math Score: 511
Reading and literacy score: 545

13. Portugal

Science score: 522
Math Score: 532
Reading and literacy score: 541

12. Ireland

Science score: 516
Math Score: 527
Reading and literacy score: 552

11. Germany

Science score: 528
Math Score: 528
Reading and literacy score: 541

10. Netherlands

Science score: 531
Math Score: 540
Reading and literacy score: 546

9. Denmark

Science score: 528
Math Score: 537
Reading and literacy score: 554

8. England

Science score: 529
Math Score: 542
Reading and literacy score: 552

7. Northern Ireland (UK)

Science score: 517
Math Score: 562
Reading and literacy score: 558

6. United States

Science score: 544
Math Score: 541
Reading and literacy score: 556

5. Russia

Science score: 552

Math Score: 542
Reading and literacy score: 568

4. Finland

Science score: 570
Math Score: 545
Reading and literacy score: 568

3. Chinese Taipei

Science score: 552
Math Score: 591
Reading and literacy score: 553

2. Hong Kong

Science score: 535
Math Score: 602
Reading and literacy score: 571

1. Singapore

Science score: 583
Math Score: 606
Reading and literacy score: 567

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